Thursday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m.
The Church of St. John the Divine
Kantorei, the top Upper School choral ensemble at St. John's School, is directed by Scott Bonasso. The group sings exclusively a cappella literature. Chosen by audition, this highly select vocal ensemble is 46 members strong. They have a prolific history of giving concert tours around the world. In recent years, they have traveled to Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, The Czech Republic, England, France, Holland, Italy, Scotland, and Spain.
This summer's tour (June 9-17) will include stays in Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Performances will be given at local cathedrals, universities, and music festivals. The concert repertoire for the tour includes music by Scandinavian composers Ola Gjeilo, Edvard Grieg, Gustaf Nordqvist, and Jan Sandström; music by American composers William L. Dawson and Stephen Paulus; and American folk and gospel songs arranged by Dan Bishop and Shaun Kirchner.
Prior to the tour, there will be a free "farewell" concert on Thursday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m. at The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard.